Experts Testify Delta tunnels are ‘poor investment for Bay Area'

On March 11 several experts testified at a San Francisco hearing that the Water Fix, a proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Bay Estuary, would be detrimental to the Bay Area’s environment and economy, including the region’s tourism and fishing industries. The potential effects of the tunnels proposal, and other pending decisions in the Delta, on San Francisco and the Bay Area was the topic of discussion at the hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, chaired by Senator Wolk. Read the press release about the hearing HERE. See the full agenda HERE.

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Measure to protect consumers, help meet energy efficiency goals sent to Governor

August 26, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Senate voted yesterday to send Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Senate Bill 1414 by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to protect energy consumers, and help California meet its energy efficiency goals.  

“Ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs are critical to the state’s energy and environmental policies,” Wolk said. “SB 1414 will help the state meet its energy efficiency goals and ensure customers receive the full benefits of the energy efficiency upgrades they purchase.”

Senate sends two Wolk resource measures to Governor

August 24, 2016

Bills promote water efficiency, role of farms & other open space in greenhouse gas reduction

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Senate voted today to send two natural resources measures by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for his signature, including Senate Bill 1340, a bill to close a loophole in state law enabling large new landscaping projects for existing homes and businesses to avoid state and local water efficiency requirements.

State Assembly approves Wolk resource measures

August 19, 2016

Bills promote water efficiency, role of farms & other open space in greenhouse gas reduction

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Assembly voted yesterday to approve two natural resources measures by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), including Senate Bill 1386 to promote the protection and management of natural and working lands as part of California’s ongoing efforts to meet its climate change goals.